Vehicle stereotypes

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Shotgun Chuck, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Shotgun Chuck

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    Sometimes, cars tend to attract a certain kind of driver. Post what you've noticed here.

    Chrysler Town & Country '96-'07: Good luck getting to work on time when this guy is in front of you.

    Acura RSX: Chariot of choice for ricers and Honda enthusiasts with strong ricer leanings.

    Volkswagen Golf/Jetta Mk4: See above, but with stance instead.

    "Sporty" Subaru (sometimes incl. older Forester): See above, but with raunchier stickers. Or someone who goes to autocrosses just to let fly and doesn't care if they overcook multiple corners. On second thought, that first one might be weaker than I thought; older Forester is more likely to be an "active lifestyler", but I have seen at least one slammed on bright blue wheels with a rear window full of stickers. There are a couple of stanced Imprezas around here though, one of which does indeed have raunchy stickers (and a hot pink on black color scheme, yuck), the other I've never seen close enough to tell.

    Ford F-series '97-present: A rolling bad omen, and favored chariot of both the grim reaper and his mostly-harmless younger brother, the Petty Annoyance Demon. The bad driving behavior I've seen from these ranges from driving 10+ under on a two-lane road and going the wrong way down parking lot aisles to veering out of the oncoming lane and almost hitting me head on (two different trucks on two different occasions).

    Nissan XTerra: A middle-aged or older outdoorsy woman with one or more enormously fluffy dogs. Note: my reference pool for this is my mother and a woman I saw at the vet once.
     
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  2. Brown_Diplomat

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    A rusty-arse Chevrolet G-20 with graffiti and patina: A wanted rapist.
    Brown Plymouth Volare: A hipster's favorite ride.
    Jeep Wagoneer: A Hipster favorite ride.
    GAZ Volga: Russian Dictator Copycat.
     
  3. cookies and milk

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    mustang:the crowd dozer of the 21st century
     
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  4. Shotgun Chuck

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    Well, that didn't take long.

    I was mostly looking for things people had noticed from experience in real life.
     
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    Several Australian stereotypes I have noticed over the years:

    Holden VR/VS Commodore:
    Your average young bogan P plater who rips one-wheel peels around every corner possible, does sick skids with his mates at 1 oclock in the morning, and is the immediate target of any police personnel. The vehicle will very often be deteriorated badly and often not road legal.

    90s-Early 2000s Ford Falcons: About the same as the Commodore drivers above, but with even worse skids :p

    2010+ Dual Cab utes: A cashed up bogan who installs (or has someone else install) an excessively large bull bar, winch, mud terrain tyres and an extremely large antenna, fixed either to the bull bar or to the roof racks. The actual offroad use of this vehicle is very rare, mostly used for getting groceries and showing off to your mates.

    Unfortunately all of these stereotypes are fulfilled by plenty of people down here :D
     
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  6. amarks240

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    I got a kick out of this. I am easily amused by stereotypes in general, but yours are simply observations. Good shit.
     
  7. JCX034

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    BMW drivers:Hah indicators
    Mustang drivers:Hah crowds
    Rotary owners:Hah reliability
    Supercar owners:Hah ricers
     
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  8. Michaelflat

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    UK:
    Honda/Hyundai small to meduim size hatchback is for 90yr olds and over. Younger people get the fords and corsas and stuff
    Toyota yaris: drives 40mph in a 60 zone or 50 in a 70mph limit.
    some bmw drivers: Want to get past you, overtake and realise you are going at the speed limit, they overtake and slow down.
    pickup trucks:try to overtake them and they accelerate.
    Nissan Micra:hair dressers car
    Diesel Estate: Has a horrible 4cyl diesel and when they accelerate they rev to 4000rpm and their engine sounds like its gonna die
    Rangerover/Luxury SUV:Takes kids to school, but with added emissions and fuel consumption, also takes up the whole road so you cant overtake.
     
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    Audi drivers: tell you to gtfo
    Peugeot drivers: over take you on a dual carriageway and slow down as the road merges into one.
    tractor drivers: plow you down.
     
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    Late Model Toyota Prado : Driven by 35-45 year old self centered women who care about little other than their own safety and disregarding most other users. Often seen spotlessly clean with no sign of Offroad use and will usually be the one overtaking you going 10kmh over the speed limit.

    Stereotype similiar to the Dual Cab utes mentioned by Inertia. I too live in Australia and I completely can agree with his stereotypes. I have a friend with a 90's Ford falcon ute and although i haven't been in the car with him, I and many other friends can already tell that he is irresponsible and likes doing "wheelspins" which he insists on calling on them.
     
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    - Italy -

    1st gen. Fiat Panda: incredibly popular back in its day and almost indestructible, its huge popularity and robustness mean a lot of them are still around. Either driven by their original owner who racked up something like a million kilometers on the clock but is now senile and drives it like going faster than 20km/h is not an option, or bought dirt cheap by freshly licenced youngsters afraid of speed who stick to the middle of their lane.
     
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    -Philippines-
    1. 1980's Mitsubishi Lancer: A retired military officer or a barber.
    2. 1970's Toyota Cressida: Mafia member or a middle aged douchebag that spend his time going to a strip club.
    3. 1990's Honda Civic: A young racist riceboy that act's like a total douchebag.
    4. 1970's or 80's Mercedes-Benz: A city official or a drug dealer.
    5. 1980's Dodge Ram Van: A pimp who loves raeping women for 5 pesos.
     
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    Hummer H3: The guy trying to be big when he is only 5 ft tall. He is laid back and causes traffic jams.
    Smart Fortwo: The car for people who wants to make the planet better, and hate every other car on the road.
     
  14. amarks240

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    I need to chime in again. I saw a fresh I mean FRESH 1991 crx si yesterday being driven by guy no younger than 70. It was crisp alpine white like he had it painted yesterday on black oem Honda wheels. I'd have asked if he wanted to sell it, but I knew he would never the moment I saw how he looked after it.
     
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    Damn near every diesel owner under 40 here in Colorado, specifically Cummins owners, have got to be the worst ricer crowd I've ever seen. It's so bad, that this is more fact/observation than stereotype.
    As I drive a Cummins, this makes it hard to drive around here without the stereotype these dumbasses have created. I must admit, I get rowdy at times too, but my truck runs clean and I don't drive like a prick around traffic.
    I'll go ahead and post my observations of the big three:

    Cummins Owners: Typically between 18-30, or 55 and up. Garunteed to have a 5" straight pipe with an 8" to 14" tip. Almost always have a coating of soot on their rear quarter panel or rear window thanks to those lovely smoke switches. A half-ass lift and 20"+ wheels that stick out 10 inches past the truck, is also very common. They drive like the stupidest mofo's with the exception of Civic owners(stereotype). They gladly roll coal on everybody and their mother. The best part is I can't go anywhere around here without getting revved at, as long as I'm parked. Most of these trucks can't out run a Prius, and don't have the balls to race.

    Powerstroke Owners(specifically 7.3's): Same as above. Just opinion, but the one thing I can't stand is the sound of 5" straight pipe on V8 diesel. Just a gross sound if you ask me.

    Duramax Owners: Unfortunately, these owners tend to be the most respectable. Typically, these trucks are(IMO) the most tastefully decorated. Most remain stock in appearance, but tend to be the most tuned. I've lost to far more Duramax's that apear stock than Fords or Dodges that look like they came straight from Sema.
    Don't get me wrong, plenty of rice here as well, but far outnumbered by the others.

    Plenty of others I can rant about, but this grinds my gears far beyond much else. Although, I pretty much can't stand anyone who drives like an ass.
     
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  16. CarCrusher193

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    Peugeot 206: Hair Dressers car
     
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    In mideastern Poland:
    - Mk3, Mk4 Mondeo, Mk1, Mk2, Mk3 Focus wagons - people who do not care about cars,
    - VW Passat (B3-B6) - rednecks,
    - Opel Vectra B - ricers,
    - BMW E36 - young road racers,
    - Porsche - yuppies,
    - 90s small cars on original plates - old people.
     
  18. FLyInG 2 YoUr SoUL

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    The Lancia Ypsilon is also pretty frequently considered as such. I drive one, and I dare anyone to mistake me for an hair dresser... ;)
     
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  19. D-Troxx

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    Nissan Silvia S12: Boat which belongs in the harbor
    Fiat Multipla: a car for the pope
    Mercedes benz W124: farmers vehicle.
    Daihatsu Materia: car for the elder people of 60+
     
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  20. CarCrusher193

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    BOOOOOOOOO Silvia is far from a boat and the Mercedes benz W124 is a awesome car.
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    mk1, mk2 or mk3. If mk2 or 3 i pitty the fool ;3
     
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